breakaway

Definitions

General English

Cars & Driving

  • noun leaving the desired line due to loss of adhesion, especially when cornering

Cricket

  • noun a ball that breaks ‘away’ from the batsman, moving from leg towards off after pitching
    Citation ‘It means, too, that the demise of the finger-spinner — the right-arm off-break, or left-arm breakaway bowler — is hastened’ (Arlott 1983)
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